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  • Special JTA Interview the Forward: University of Life for the Jewish People

    Some 30 years ago the prophets of doom predicted that by the beginning of the current decade Yiddish newspapers would cease to exist. Attrition and assimilation would, they said, reduce the readership of the Yiddish press to the zero point. Simon Weber, editor of the oldest and largest existing Yiddish dally in this country, smiled… More ▸

  • Special JTA Analysis is Postal Service Demolishing the American Jewish Press?

    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s cartoonist, Noah Bee, in a recent cartoon entitled “Is This Demolition Necessary?”, depicted how the US Postal Service threatens the Jewish publications structure. It was a timely question and a well drawn cartoon, and it is no wonder that it is stimulating questions regarding the security of the Jewish press. At… More ▸

  • New Yiddish Daily Launched

    The day after the closing of the Day-Jewish Journal, leaving only the Forward as the nation’s major daily Yiddish newspaper, a new Yiddish daily was launched here yesterday under the name Yiddische Zeitung (The Yiddish Newspaper). Its publisher is Sender Deutsch, a 50-year-old native of Czechoslovakia who has published Der Yid for 19 years and… More ▸

  • Demise of Day-jewish Journal Tragedy for U.s., World Jewry

    It was expected 10 years hence. At the moment, the end of the Day-Jewish Journal (Tag-Morgen Zhurnal) is the most sensational and, at the same time, the most tragic story that unfolds for American and World Jewry in this decade. For 70 years the Yiddish newspaper has been the most important Americanizing force in the… More ▸

  • Harry Rogoff Dies at 88

    Harry (Hillel) Rogoff, whose 54 years of service with the Jewish Daily Forward was a longevity record perhaps unmatched in American journalism, died today at the age of 88. Mr. Rogoff, who was born in Berezino, Russia, joined the Forward in 1906 as a writer, became managing editor in 1919, and in 1951 succeeded Abraham… More ▸

  • Russian Yiddish Poet Appeals for Help to Yiddish Folk Singer to Emigrate to Israel

    A Russian Yiddish poet, whose applications for permission to emigrate to Israel were repeatedly rejected by Soviet authorities, has appealed for help to a Yiddish folk singer who had better luck when she decided to leave Russia. The singer, Nehama Lifshitz, made public a letter she received from her friend, Iosif B. Kerler, through the… More ▸

  • Discover Poems Apparently Written by Residents of Warsaw Ghetto 25 Years Ago

    An elderly Polish woman has accidentally discovered poems, that were apparently written by residents of the Warsaw ghetto a quarter of a century ago, according to a report in the Polish Yiddish newspaper, Folkstimme, received here. The woman, Jadwiga Krul, who is not Jewish, wrote to a Warsaw newspaper inquiring whether she should turn over… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Brazil’s oldest Yiddish newspaper, the weekly Yiddish Presse, marked its 40th anniversary with the publication of a special 24-page edition. The paper was founded in 1929 as a daily but was made a weekly after World War II. Its editor for the past 18 years has been David Markus, the JTA correspondent here. More ▸

  • Purge of Warsaw University Jewish Professors Reported to Have Disrupted Courses

    The London Times reported today that the purge of Jewish professors from Warsaw University has disrupted many courses and some of the professors were being urged privately to remain lest their departure end any significant Polish research in their fields. According to the dispatch, some professors were dismissed but many others decided to emigrate after… More ▸